Linked by snydeq on Mon 12th Oct 2009 15:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces InfoWorld's John Rizzo chronicles the 20 most significant ideas and features Microsoft and Apple have stolen from each other in the lead up to Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. 'Some features were stolen so long ago that they've become part of the computing landscape, and it's difficult to remember who invented what.' Windows 7's Task Bar and Aero Peek come to mind as clear appropriations of Mac OS X's Dock and Expose. Apple's cloning of the Windows address bar in 2007's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as the path bar is another obvious 'inspiration.' But the borrowing goes deeper, Rizzo writes, providing a screenshot tour of Microsoft's biggest grabs from Mac OS X and Apple's most significant appropriations of Windows OS ideas and functionality.
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RE[2]: Screen Sharing?
by n4cer on Tue 13th Oct 2009 08:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Screen Sharing?"
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"5. Screen Sharing: Remote Desktop Connection It's called NXHost and it was in NeXTStep long before Microsoft or Apple could dream of it's capabilities.
Since when could RDP be used to share a computer screen? I've never seen it used that way. From what I've seen, it's only for remote, GUI logins. VNC needs to be installed in order to share the screen with another user sitting in front of the computer. VNC and RDP have two very different use-cases. RDP is closer to X11 XDMCP (remote X logins) than to VNC. Haven't used the desktop sharing in MacOS X, but I believe it's closer to VNC than RDP. "

RDP is capable of screen sharing. Remote Assistance, Windows Meeting Space/Microsoft SharedView, etc. use RDP to do this. The API was made public in Vista for third-party apps to utilize.
Prior to RDP, Netmeeting also supported screen sharing.

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